Sightsavers Reports

Research strategy 2014-2019

October 2017

Sightsavers’ vision is of a world where no one is blind from avoidable causes, and where people with visual impairments and other disabilities can participate equally in society.

High-quality evidence and research play a key role in helping us achieve these aims. By setting out this five-year strategy, Sightsavers aims to emphasise the importance of research evidence to achieving its organisational goals and provides guidance to its staff, partners and other stakeholders on why and how it will do so.

Gathering and disseminating sound research evidence is the best way of ensuring our programmes demonstrate scalable and cost-effective approaches that meet the needs of the people they are designed to serve. Research evidence is also a strong tool for advocating with governments and policy-makers.

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Sightsavers wins outstanding abstract award at World Ophthalmology Congress

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A health worker talks to an LF patient.

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A street in an urban slum in Lahore.
Sightsavers blog

Going where the need is greatest: eye care in Lahore, Pakistan

It’s vitally important to investigate and address eye health disparities in urban areas, says Sightsavers' Guillaume Trotignon.

Guillaume Trotignon, November 2017